Petal dangles add spice

Enliven your look with contemporary shapes from TheClayEdit on PolymerClayDaily.com

Virginia’s Ariel (TheClayEdit) gives us a hint of spring with her contemporary petal dangles. These are not your mother’s clip-ons and I wonder if I dare try something so youthful.

“Statement earrings have the ability to transform an entire outfit. They’re the icing on the cake, the spice that pulls the whole recipe together.” Oh, I certainly hope so.

Ariel is on Instagram and Etsy.

Jumping through hoops

Jane Pellicciotto's oval hoops connect on PolymerClayDaily.com

These contemporary, lightweight Arcata oval hoops are from Portland’s Jane Pelicciotto, a graphic designer who wanted to express her aesthetic in another way. “it’s about a connection to someone you might not ever meet,” she explains.

A browse through her Instagram and website is like a breath of fresh air and a look at the direction that lies ahead for 2021.

Fiona Herbst creates a contemporary design for the holidays on PolymerClayDaily.com

Ireland’s Fiona Herbst has added this simple sophisticated pendant design to her holiday lineup. Colors like these are easy to wear with almost anything.

She knew she was onto something when the pendant was snatched up before it made it online.

Browse through Fiona’s Instagram to see what other crowd-pleasers she’s creating for the season.

Over at StudioMojo, we’ll be looking at more holiday offerings and I’ll share what my trainwreck of a week taught me.

Heat from Bali

Robbin and Warren Moeller-Smith's contemporary primitive colors on PolymerClayDaily

It’s below zero here but it’s a lot warmer where Warren and Robbin Moeller-Smith (ebu Robbin and ebu_jewelry) are putting these earrings together in their open-air studio in Bali. If you’re feeling a chill, Warren and Robbin’s Instagram photos will warm you. They’re getting ready for their annual trip to the Tucson bead show next month.

They have so many materials from the beach at their fingertips that Robbin doesn’t often feature polymer prominently in their contemporary primitive jewelry. But sometimes she needs to get her hands on color she can manipulate. Warren creates the findings.

You may enjoy this interview with them (StudioMojo 2016) in which they explain the ins and outs of living and working on Bali.